It's all about the kids!
As of the first week of July, the children's home is caring for seven babies. Recently, they received a six month old boy, who was very malnourished. A newborn girl was also added to the nursery.
FOSMO is committed to supplying formula for the six babies.
Won't you please consider helping our efforts? Just click on any "Donate Now" button.
Ecuador's school year began in April, totally online. Imagine trying to assist 50-60 school-aged children with online learning!
FOSMO received a request from the children's home for additional technology so that the mamitas could assist with instruction.
Thank to some very generous donors, FOSMO was able to deliver several new laptops, tablets, and printers.
FOSMO continues its dedication to supporting the baby formula, education, and emergency needs of the children.
Thank you to EVERYONE who helps!
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All photos generously provided by FOSMO friend and supporter, Erwin Musper, as well as FOSMO board members.
Click here to read our complete year in review from our new President, Kaye Gosline!
Dear FOSMO Friends,
Thank you all for the support that you have continued to show to the kids at Santa Maria during this very trying year. We are happy to report that all the children and staff are still doing well and that they have managed to carry on with online classes. The computers from FOSMO have been a big help with that.Currently there are 80 children in care which is just slightly higher than the number this time in 2019. In fact, five children from one family arrived just his week. FOSMO provided some clothing and underwear to help get them settled in. Thanks to your support especially from the monthly donors, we have also continued the infant care program for formula and other essentials.
It’s sad that we are not able to have the annual gala fundraiser this year, but the board is so very grateful that thanks to your generosity we are still in good financial shape to provide the kids with their usual Christmas presents. Some local expats have been kind enough to kick off our fall donations, but we are looking for others to step up and contact any board member is you would like to contribute. As always, you may go to to give through PayPal. You may also use https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/3719911 and FOSMO pays no PayPal fees. We understand that there are many other causes asking for help this year, but whatever you can do will put to good use.
We’ll be asking for your help to provide Christmas Eve dinner for the staff and kids. There will also be a cookie decorating day before the holiday. At least right now, we are planning on a pageant and visit from Santa that morning. There will be more details on that as we get closer. Thanks for continuing to make it a merry Christmas at Santa Maria!